Myanmar charges Japanese journalist with encouraging dissent -- Aug 04

A Japanese journalist detained in Myanmar has been charged with breaching immigration law and encouraging dissent against the military, the junta said Thursday.

Toru Kubota, who was held while covering a protest in Yangon last week "has been charged under section 505 (a) and under immigration law 13-1", the junta said in a statement. The two charges carry a maximum sentence of five years in prison.

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